Sunday, 20 September 2015

while on leave

It has been a long time since I last did a post about my babies. They are growing up so fast! Sometimes when looking at Iqbal and how "berakal" he is towards his sister and his cousins, it overwhelms me. "You're grown up so much Iqbal.." *teary*




Less than 2 months now until Iqbal turns 4 and Amni turns 2 years old. I do not have a plan for their birthdays yet. There will be cake and balloons on their birthday, that's for sure. A birthday party, not so sure yet.

Both Iman and I are on leave now. I only took three days leave and Iman is taking his 10 days leave. I do not have that much leave entitled. Furthermore, it was because my parents went to KL with my sister and her baby boy to meet her husband who's leaving to Lebanon from KL. So for the past few days, I have been spending time with the kids (and do a bit of planner planning at the sides :P)

Oh! Unfortunately I have to come to work today at 6PM(!!!) due to the system upgrade we're doing at the office. I do hope it will only takes couple of hours to complete the testing.

And also, today my brother will go back to Mesir to continue his final year studies and also, my brother in law to the UK. I have to go to the airport  first before I can go to work. Such a busy Sunday!

Enjoy the rest of the day people! :D

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Erin Condren Life Planner

When I first saw Elle Fowler's video "plan with Me" weeks ago, I had been researching about the planner that she used. Erin Condren Life Planner. Having a planner brings back a lot of memories and joy during my high school year. My best friends and I would decorate our planners with stickers and colourful pens. Pictures too!

Youtube was my researching trusted source. *lol* I got addicted watching a lot of reviews, plan with me videos and recently, Etsy sticker haul videos. In fact, I have actually bought from two sellers recently and still waiting for the stickers to come. One is from Australia and another one is from US. Most sellers in Etsy are from US anyway so shipping is a bit of a pain. I'm looking for Australian sellers so the shipping is much reasonable. 

Oh back to the planner. At first I did not want to get the planner because of the weekly layout. I prefer to see a monthly overview. But my current planner has a weekly view now so I thought I should just try it.

I chose the design for the cover, then chose the colour combinations, my name (and whether to include Iman Iqbal and Amni's names) and added sticker book and to-do snap dashboard. Hee :P I placed my order on 27th July and my items got shipped on 6th Aug and today, 13th Aug it has arrived! So much love for the cover!!! :D

My mom and my sisters want to have this too. My next item would be the Deluxe notebook planner which currently you can add a year calendar (worth US$15) for FREE for a limited time. I'm so tempted to get the notebook for work!!! But I think I'm gna place an order for my mom and sister first. 





I have a $10 off coupon code (see sidebar) if you want to place your order from Erin Condren website. Shipping cost is super reasonable in my opinion. Etsy shipping cost are slightly more expensive, although it actually depends on the sellers.

I'll share with you guys my weekly spread once my stickers have arrived. Oh! I have bought washi tapes from Asanty collection too recently. *grins* I have some washi tapes in my eBay cart at the moment. Haha I'll place my order soon. Oh myy.. This is definitely an expensive hobby!




Friday, 31 July 2015

Cash Envelope System by Dave Ramsey

While I was watching videos on Konmari method, I also saw "Cash Envelope System" at the side of Youtube as recommended videos. Of course the curious cat in me, I had to watch the videos (plural, ok?) on that as well for days!!! After all of the spending for Raya for the last few months, I need to get back to savings so I decided to try the Cash Envelope System. For the last couple of weeks, I have managed to track my expenses and save at the same time. We have a family trip coming so I need to save as much as I can and also for the handbags wish list that never ends. *lol*

This is how I use the Cash Envelope System in my wallet rather than using the real envelopes ;)





HOW DO YOU BUDGET AND TRACK YOUR EXPENSES? I have always written a monthly budget in my planner but I never track or limit my expenses after that. -___- This system has helped me track my expenses to make sure I do not overspend on my allocated budget. :D Yayyy!!!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Tidying up with Konmari method

I think every weekend in Ramadhan, husband and I did few rounds of tidying up our room. We are still currently staying with my parents. We have the biggest room in the upper level of the house. My two sisters still have their rooms as well even though they have their own place already. But we have two extra rooms for storage; one was actually the smallest room and it belongs to my youngest sister to put her husband work stuffs previously and the other is store room with a lot of old junks. So we cleared the latter room and turned it into our wardrobe room. This project really takes a while to complete! Just because we didn't prepare a budget for it as it was supposed to be a playroom for our kids but we decided otherwise.

While I was tidying up our clothes, purged old clothings, I came across an organization video using the Konmari method. The idea is to tidy once and yiu'll be organize forever. She did her organisation by categories; clothes, books, etc.. But we need to do it in a day, purge all your clothings, take everything out, choose which item sparks joy and those are the items you'll be keeping and throw out or donate the rest.  We have done a bit on this one but I'll do another round once our wardrobe is installed. Have to wait another two months for it. Hence for the time being, we'll still be using the lousy rails we bought from Hua Ho Dept Store.



I can't wait to actually do the Konmari method. I still have books and makeups especially to organise. I have done on my handbags and shoes (need to buy a new shoe cabinet though!). I'll post pics once we're done. For now, let's enjoy the long Raya holiday.

Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir dan Batin everyone!!! 

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Newly Added

Lol I didn't even know what to write for the title!

About 9 weeks ago, I posted this bag in my IG. The lust list.


Just few days ago I found out that LV actually has similar bag for their Spring/Summer 2015 collection which I believe it was released last month. Maybe the fashion show was done few months back. *need to do more research*


Unfortunately both LV and MK did not release any colours that caught my attention to add in my collection. For now, I shall wait until they come up with colours that I want ;)

DO YOU LIKE THIS BAG? I do!!! Hehe.. This bag actually reminds me of Hermes Kelly which is wayyyyy expensive. I'm so glad that LV made this bag in Epi leather - it's very durable and the leather will still looks new even after years of usage.


Friday, 26 June 2015

Turning 29

Final year being twenties. Sighs! I'm going to enjoy and shop like nobody business. Lol. Such a drama queen.

First surprise from my dearest husband. A bouquet of roses and a beautiful necklace. *senyum sampai telinga* Finally getting flowers from husband after so longgg! :D

On my actual birthday, we had sungkai at iLotus with my family and parents-in-law. And I saw my birthday cake surprise! I kinda expected it though.. Hehe nonetheless, it was a yummy surprise.

So that's how I spent my birthday. A wonderful day with my beloved people. I wouldn't want it any other way. Thank you so much Syggg! You definitely out-do me this year! *kisses*








Thursday, 11 June 2015

Bags Ticked-Off the List

It was in April when I bought my grey Modalu tote bag. Turqoise suede interior. Had my initials hot-stamped. Such a sucker for hot-stamping :P


About a month after, I bought Prada BN1801 in Cammeo. It's preloved but I still love her soo much! Been wanting to have her the longest time. My first post on this bag was [here] dated 23rd Nov 2012. Finallyyy I have her in my collection. Yayyy!!! :D I had few rounds of discussion with few people before decided to finally get her. Lucky I have them to thank and blame them :P Hehehehe


And recently, about two weeks ago I placed my order at Cambridge Satchel. I bought the Push Lock satchel (?) in Jet Blue. Again, had my initials hot-stamped. I've been wanting to get her for the past few months. Then I saw two of Iman's friends had it. But I wasn't ready to buy it full priced because I've seen her on sale! I was patiently waiting for the right moment! So when I received an email that they are having preview Summer sale, I just HAD to get it. Haha I even had it gift box with message "HAPPY BIRTHDAY EFFA!!!" :P #frommyselftome


Anddd I still have more bags to tick off the list! The never-ending-list!

p/s I'm still waiting another birthday gift to come tomorrow. SLG. Starting my SLGs collection now. :D

Monday, 8 June 2015

KK Annual Short Vacation

We had another long weekend due to Royal Brunei Armed Force Anniversary public holiday. My family and I decided to have a short trip to KK. One year ago we also went to KK, no where else after that. Plus, it was still Iman's birthday month. Hehe. Part of his birthday celebration.

To my suprise, there are few new shopping malls just opened and they even have Michael Kors now!!! I knew they have Coach but Michael Kors and Sephora!!! I don't have to go to KL just to get my makeup and skincare fix. Although I do wish they open Nars in KK as well. Haha greedy this lady! So, I spent about B$300 (mayyyybe a bit more) on makeup and skincare. And a lot of clothing for Iqbal and Amni. Dinosaurs and cat. They have a theme now. -____-'




Til next time KK. Not going to stay in One Borneo ever again. Hahha


Ayah's 30th Birthday

Dearest Husband turned 30 years old last 20th May.

The day before I went to that balloon place in Menglait - can't remember the name - to make him bouquet of balloons. I also went to Fleur De Lys to get his favourite Mango Cheesecake. Too bad they didn't have the smaller cake. So I bought a slice and order the smaller one to be pick up the next day, on his birthday.


We actually slept during midnight so I didn't get to wish him. Or maybe I did and I just forgot. Haha. Anyway, the next morning I prepared him a breakfast - bouquet of balloons and a slice of cake. Hehe..


I also had a 'quiet' lunch with him.  Lunch date. And after work, we finally get to celebrate his birthday with the kids. 


He hates it when I mentioned "thirty" Hahaha. In denial this man. But age is just a number. You've definitely have become wiser by the age Sygg.. Happy Birthday again to the love of my life, my favourite man in the world and father to my children. We love you more than words can say. 

Monday, 11 May 2015

My Second... wait! THIRD Mother's Day!

1*It's not even my third.. In fact, it's my FOURTH! Lol! I've lost count :P*

It was rather like a normal weekend. Like always, Sundays are the day we went back to my in-laws' place, have lunch and spend some quality time with my sibling-in-laws, nephews and nieces and of course catching up with my parents-in-law too. It's more like catching up with my mother-in-law's cooking TBH. She's the best cook!

But last Sunday they were still on business trip so we didn't go back instead we celebrated Mother's Day. And of we went to spend some family time together but of course, after I had finished my house chores. Phewh!

First we went to Supa Save Mabohai because a dear friend tagged me to a Luxury Preloved Sale so I decided to check out but none caught my interest.

Then the day before, I received a message from Joenah Boutique (and they sell Melissa shoes that I'm currently addicted to especially for Amni!) that they will be having a 50% sale in conjunction with Mother's Day. Of course I'm going to take this chance but unfortunately the pair that I've been eyeing for Amni ran out of her size. Bummer! I picked out another pair and match it with mine. Heee~ That's Amni's 5th pair of Mini Melissa! :D




After that, my parents, my family and I (and also, my sister Ain and her family) decided to have a hi-tea at Anjung Saujana. We love that place for hi-tea! Especially their hi-tea set for two. Such a great deal. But yesterday we kinda have a late lunch kinda food. Haha.. We were really hungry after all that shopping! :P

So that is how I spent my third year as a Mother this year. Even received gifts from Dear Husband. Thank you Dear Husband, Son and Daughter for making me a MOM. Ibu love all of you. With all my heart. *kiss kiss kiss*

Happy Mother's Day to all SUPERMOMS out there! :D



Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Beach Fun Times

We went to the beach again last Sunday. Berakas Forest Reserve to be exact. It was our second time to bring the kids to the beach. They love it so much!

When we first went there few weeks ago, Iqbal only played with the sand trying to built sand castle and all. We were totally not prepared but we had so much fun. Amni being the brave one, love to walk along the beach. We didn't bring any spare clothes or anything.




So the second time we were a little bit prepared. HAHA! Iqbal had his sand castle tools ready with few trucks he planned to bring. While for Amni, she just need spare clothes. And of course, the second time around Amni and Iqbal went for a swim. And they enjoyed their time more. But I don't like the saltwater.




Hopefully for the third time and next(s!), we will be more prepared and more people will join us. :D 

Sunday, 12 April 2015

March Online Haul


These came last Monday. I was really excited doing the unboxing. Might going to film that one fine day. This is two of the few online shopping that I made last month. The first couple packages were from Poplook and Zalora.
 
I might as well just show you what I have in my bag. I've been using this bag since it arrived and I love how lightweight it is! And the vibrant turqoise suede is such beaut. :D


These are what I usually carry in my everyday bag. A full size wallet. A makeup bag. Pack of travel tissue. (My kids need tissues!) My diary. An album like to put my cards. Hand lotion. Wet wipes (Dettol preferably!). Few lipsticks. And oh! I put all these in a bag organiser given by my team for my birthday last two years. Hehe.. Definitely useful and I use it in my Speedy as well. If I'm going to an event, I usually bring the same except for the diary and makeup bag.

Oh! My car is one year old end of this month. You know what that means. Insurance renewal and roadtax. Since it's our first... Hmpfh! I can actually buy a handbag with that amount! Oh well~ :D

Friday, 27 March 2015

Matchy Matchy

I have been buying online for myself and Amni lately. My soon-to-be shopping partner. *big grins*

Few weeks back I bought the same style of dress with my baby girl from Poplook. And shoes from Mel by Melissa. I find it satisfying and sweet! :P



Been doing a few trips on online shopping for clothing too recently. Poplook. Zalora. I just feel like I needed to add few new pieces into the collection. The usual excuse "I have nothing to wear" kinda moment. And sometimes I wear them to work too with slack pants instead of jeans. So I had to. ;)

Oh! I finally went ahead placed an order for my Modalu tote. Just because they have additional discounts for this weekend. :DD (Although I feel like I might be ordering another one after I got my Raya bag :PP Lol!)

Monday, 23 March 2015

An Everyday Tote

I'm in a midst of trying to decide which tote handbags to choose. I was previously torn between Tory Burch Small York tote and Kate Spade Mini Cedar tote. TB still have the colour that I want i.e. Navy but Iman says the logo is not appropriate and on the other hand, KS does not have the Burgundy colour anymore.

As much as I want to buy Louis Vuitton Totally DE or Gucci Swing tote, I just do not want to spend so much on bags that other designers have. Seriously, they all are the same, if not similar. As my husband would say, it's only different designers and the quality are the same too, it totally depends on how to took care of the bags. Does he make any sense?!! *lol*

So when I received an email from Modalu England on their sale, I can't help but to check it out. I scroll down the bags and saw their Modalu Heirloom collection are on sale and it's marked with "limited stock". *gasps* I want to buy this bag. There goes TB and KS.

I have been eyeing on this collection. I have never seen it on sale before. The bags are hand crafted in Somerset, England. I have a Pippa grab bag and it still looks new after almost a year. Their customer service is ahhmazing. I had problem when I bought the Pippa bag last year but they sorted it quickly. I know that their leather is of great quality and will last longer. Andddd I can put my initial on the bag. Haha personalisation is always a huge plus!!! :P Although the bag does not not have any zip. I can be clumsy, so my stuffs might drop everywhere. Hihi


What do you think? :P


Friday, 20 March 2015

Loose Flats

I have to be honest. I'm an avid online shopper. I love shopping online!!! That's mainly because one, the price are a lot cheaper, second is I can't find my size here especially clothing (excluding pants/ jeans obviously!), make up and skincare that beauty bloggers/ youtubers highly raved about, designer handbags and shoes, you know just about almost everything that I can't get my hands here.

Even with so many advantages (especially during sales that tempt me so much every time!!! *sighs*), more often than not I made wrong decisions.  Too big. Too small. Too loose. Too fit. Just recently when I thought it's finally safe to buy flats online, I now have a pair of loose flats that will be collecting dust on my shelves. Urgh! That really annoys me! I mean it should fits, I don't understand why it won't. *sighs*

Anyone wants to buy these flats? Brand new. Unused. It's in size UK3. Selling it for B$75.


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

February Update

I really miss writing. I told my husband this evening that I wanted to blog. "Can you please give me some time to blog tonight?" :P That's just how busy I am with life these days. Work, picking up Iqbal from school then continue working and staying back because I need to pay back the time, at home trying to spend some time with the kids before their bedtime. House chores. By the end of the day, I feel really exhausted. Some days I wish I can be a housewife again. :/

Despite that I really love my life. My two kids - they are a little bit of everything. Lovely and wonderful but sometimes they are just in between. :P Haha..

Last week Dear Husband had a work trip after almost two years not having to go overseas for conference or training. I was really hoping that the kids will behave while their daddy is away. In fact, they did. I was really surprised. Alhamdulillah.. Funny how different they are when their daddy is around. Lol!

Anyway, I finally bought SF Bermuda! After contemplating for so long on the size, I'm glad that it actually fits nicely. Loooove! Thank you Sayangggg... :D And I actually want more of them. How's this?!! Hehe.. I think I should change my blog title to "Shopaholic Petite Mom" Watchu think? :P

Husband whatsapp me his unboxing pictures * lol*



Saturday, 31 January 2015

New Home Needed

After a lot of thinking and debating with myself, I have finally decided to sell two of my hardly used handbags.

1. Michael Kors Large Selma in Navy
Bought : Apr 2012 from Kaki Kecil
Paid : B$600
Reason for selling: The bag is rather large on me. Feel heavy when I stuff it. Hence, I hardly use it. Still in pristine condition as it has always been sitting in its dustbag on my shelf. Exterior and interior are clean. Leather have soften, not as stiff when I first got it. Slight scratch on the zipper pull.
Selling price: B$400 SOLD



2. Sofina 2.1 in Purple
Bought : Jan 2014
Paid : B$65
Reason for selling : It's huge for my petite frame. As much as I love Vivy, this bag unfortunately does not get much love from me. It's been hanging unused.
Selling price: B$30

If any of you are interested, please email me for further details or maybe more pictures. I will post the bag to you for free.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Tag: Love it, Need it, Want it

I saw videos on this tag recently. Handbags related. I'm really interested to answer it (definitely not going to film it!). I feel it will make me realised two things. First, what I have that I should be happy and grateful about and secondly, what I want (especially in my wish list) that I need to review and think about it more.

So here are the questions;

1. What are you currently in LOVE with that you already own?
~ My Chanel PST.

2. What would you LOVE to buy that is on your wish list?
~ I have a longggg wish list for sure! This includes Chanel Classic Flap in M/L, Chanel Boy in old Medium, Lady Dior, LV Capucines, Prada BN1801, Givenchy Mini Antigona and Fendi Petit 2Jours.

3. What does your makeup collection NEED at the moment?
~ Hourglass Ambient Blush palette that I missed! Every where is already sold out now! :(

4. What do you NEED to add to your handbag collection?
~ Smaller handbags. Mini ones especially for Amni :P And a new tote for everyday use, I'm torn between Tory Burch York tote and Kate Spade Mini Cedar tote. Hmm...

5. What do you WANT to add to your wardrobe?
~ Jeans. I only have few Levi's so I need more.

6. What do you WANT to add to your small leather goods collection?
~ Chanel wallet or LV Emilie wallet ;)

7. What are your dreams and aspirations for the coming year 2015?
~ It's 2015 already. So, other than being a better mom, a better muslimah, a better employee.. I want to be able to think more rationale (might not applicable in handbag department. Lol!). And I want to have a short holiday with just my husband. Although it'll be hard for me to leave the kids. :(

8. What is on your to do list for the new year 2015?
~ Family holiday!!! :D

9. Holiday plans for 2015.
~ Well, to visit places instead of just shopping. Aquaria KLCC would be nice for Iqbal and Amni. Zoo. Universal Studios. Those places that excites our kids.

10. Where would you LOVE to go on a holiday?
~ For now, let's just go to somewhere near. Miri. KK. KL. Singapore. After what had happened to Air Asia, it'll take a while.

11. Is there anything on your bucket list that you would like to tick off this year?
~ To wear bold colour lipsticks. HAHA!

Feel free to answer the tag. I would love to read your answers!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

2014 Makeup Favourites

To start of the new year I thought it would be nice to take a look back to all my favourite things for 2014. Happy New Year everyone. My family and I spent the night cuddling each other and snoring away in our bed when the rest of the world are celebrating. We're definitely too old for this already. 

It has been rather a slow discovery on the make up bits last year. Towards the end of the year, I've started to fill in my brows to make it look more groom. Thanks to my colleague who's sitting next to me in the office *lol* While on the skincare department, I have been getting my hormonal pimples since I had my IUCD done. *sighs* Been treating my face most of the time and sticking to the products that still works. 

So without further ado here goes the long list...

MAKE-UP
Best Sunscreen - Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50+
Best Primer - Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer
Best Foundation - CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B20 and Nars Sheer Glow in Deauville (new fav!!!)
Best Concealer - Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
Best Powder - Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder in Vanille
Best Blusher - Tarte Amazonian Clay Long-Wear Blush in Exposed and NYX blush in Dusty Rose
Best Brow Product - brown eyeshadow in Sleek Storm palette
Best Eye Primer - MUA Eye Primer
Best Eyeshadow Palette - Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Best Eyeshadow Stick - Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Crayon in Amethyst and Rose Gold
Best Eye Liner - Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Brown Black and Charcoal
Best Lip Balm - Dior Lip Glow Lip Color Reviver
Best Lipstick - Dior Nude lipstick in Grege and Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy

SKINCARE
Best Makeup Remover - Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution 
Best Cleansing Oil - The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil
Best Cleansing Balm - Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
Best Cleanser - Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel
Best Exfoliating Toner - Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner
Best Hydrating Toner - Balance Me Hydrating Face Mist
Best Serum (day) - Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum
Best Serum (night) - Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Best Moisturiser (day) - Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturiser
Best Moisturiser (night) - Khiel's Ultra Facial Cream for Intense Hydration 
Best Face Oil - Orico London Superico Vitamin Ricj Oil
Best Face Mask - Aesop Parsley Seed Masque and REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

BODYCARE, HAIRCARE AND PERFUME
- The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
- The Body Shop Moringa and Argan Oil Body Scrub
- Especially Escada Perfume

HANDBAGS ACQUISITION
- Chanel PST Caviar in Black and Gold hardware
- Modalu Mini Pippa Bag in Black and Gold hardware

*toast* To a great year ahead! Insya Allah.. :D